|Barton Field - Pedro Alberto Vera|
A former soldier tells of his misadventures in a training base somewhere in the southern USA.
|The Stupid Stick - Pedro Alberto Vera|
The stupid stick is what the Army recruiter hits you with in orde to sucker you into enlisting. This essay tells of what happened when the author got hit with the stupid stick.
|Sundays at the Barracks - Pedro Alberto Vera|
What was for a $660/month soldier to do on weekends while in garrison in Georgia in the early 90's?
|Deterrence - Pedro Alberto Vera|
Positive reinforcement gone terribly wrong. Or was it?
|Mezzanine - Pedro Alberto Vera|
A short story about a dead drop going wrong.
|Pulling Strings, a Novel of Puerto Rican Imperialism - Pedro Alberto Vera|
The Republic of Puerto Rico is strong, and it is setting into motion a plan that will eventually give it control of the Caribbean. The Americans are worried about these developments, but there is nothing that can be done as long as the Puerto Ricans continue their socially progressive and capitalist-friendly policies. The Puerto Ricans must keep their plans on track while keeping the Americans neutralized politically, and while fighting an invisible enemy, at home and at abroad.
|Shining Star, a novel of Puerto Rican Independence - Pedro Alberto Vera|
On the last moments of a troubled presidency, a lame duck president triggers what would become the end of the American presence in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Unknown to the Americans, Puerto Rico has become oil-rich: it is sitting on oil reserves that dwarf the oil fields of Saudi Arabia and Alaska. For the first time in 100 years, the United States does not control strategic access to the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...